|Norman Alley's Bombing of USS Panay Special Issue, 1937/12/12|
(1) Reel 1 - "Nanking" (2) Reel 2 - "Uncensored!!! Unedited!!! The U.S.S. Panay Bombing in its entirey - exactly as photographed!" (this newsreel special is 22 minutes long, with music and narration)
Downloads: 14,990 (3 reviews)
|Suez Canal Seized By Egyptians, 1956/07/30|
Nasser tells crowd he has seized Suez Canal, pictures of canal and Mideast (partial newsreel).
Downloads: 4,083 (2 reviews)
|25 Years Ago, 1960/09/22|
25 years Ago - Mussolini poised to invade Ethiopia, allies met at Geneva, League voted sanctions, Pierre Laval, Fancour of France, Italian troops march, map of Ethiopia, Haile Selassie and his troops
Downloads: 5,819 (2 reviews)
|U.S. Jet Planes Go To Airforce of The Netherlands, 1955/12/19|
(1) "New wings for NATO" - 200 Thunderstreaks to go to Dutch - "American planes, Dutch pilots, flying for freedom." (2) Estes Kefauver announces candidacy for 1956 presidential race, waves coonskin cap (3) Prince Rainier visits NY looking for a wife. (partial newsreel)
Downloads: 4,453 (1 review)
|ea Sentinel. Navy Demonstrates Offshore Radar, 1956/05/03|
Sea Sentinel radar platform complete, 1st in ring of radar warning stations, 110 miles off Cape Code, with crew of 50, interior views of radar stations (partial newsreel)
Downloads: 1,681 (1 review)
|1949 In Review, 1949/12/26|
(silent) (1) Highlights of the Year - "Politics" - Truman imitates Kaltenborn after winning election; "Cold War!" - Bonn Republic took its place; "Communism!" - Tito saluting, Chiang Kai-shek, spies arrested; animals in heavy snow; airplane crash, ship fire; "Weddings!" (2) "Atom Bomb!" - UN meeting, man speaks of impasse on international control; film of bomb explosions (no sound) (complete newsreel)
Downloads: 10,513 (1 review)
|Wilenz Sure Of Convicting Hauptmann, 1935/01/28|
"Flemington, NJ: The Attorney-General declares himself satisfied that the state's completed case will result in the conviction of Hauptmann as the kidnapper and murdered of Lindbergh's son." - sound of prosecuter saying he has rested its case; newsreel ending. (partial newsreel)
Downloads: 1,021 (1 review)
|New Magellan. 'Triton' Circles World Submerged, 1960/05/12|
USS Triton, world's largest nuclear sub, completed its secret mission, helicopter takes Capt. Beach to White House, gets Legion of Merit from Ike, sub returns to New London CT from secret Operation Magellan mission around the world.
Downloads: 3,046 (1 review)
|Olympics End. U.S. Teams Win Medal Honors, 1964/10/26|
Tokyo Olympics track 400 meter relay race won by Americans, last by Bob Hayes, get gold medals; start of marathon run of 26 miles through streets of Tokyo, won by former Hailie Selassie palace guard Ethiopian Akila? - closing ceremonies at night (partial newsreel).
Downloads: 4,878 (1 review)
|Mrs. FDR Tells One, 1943/09/30|
"Eleanor Roosevelt convulses audiences as she relates a whopper involving the Japs and her husband." sound of Mrs. Roosevelt speaking. (partial newsreel)
Downloads: 8,788 (1 review)
|War in Egypt. British and French Bomb Its Key Cities, 1956/11/01|
(1) Suez Canal and Nasser pictures; French troops embark from Marseilles; naval forces in eastern Mediterraean, British bombers attack; Ike and Dulles at White House; Ike speaks, wants it brought before the UN General Assembly; quick pics of UN and Mideast (2) "Hungary Free But Faces Threat Of New Red Invasion" - the end of a 6-day fight, Hungary was free, scenes of Budapest; funeral (3) student demonstrators in Rome in support of Hungary, battles between students and police (4) Texas rangers ge...
Downloads: 4,823 (1 review)
|German Drive Rolled Back By Allies, 1945/01/11|
(1) "When the Allies recover their composure after the Nazi surprise break through on the Western front, they quickly go into action. Supplies are rushed to the front as civilian evacuees stream to the rear. Mines are laid, road blocks set up, the woods are combed for Nazi paratroopers, and Yank artillery roars into action. Clear weather enables fleets of Allied bombers to disrupt Nazi communication lines with hundreds of tons of bombs...
Downloads: 5,286 (1 review)
|Soviet Envoy Talks With Roosevelt, ca. 1933|
Downloads: 2,116 (1 review)
|94 Die Airplane Crashes, 1947/06/02|
(1) scenes of airplane crashes (2) Memorial to Anzio dead (3) Polish girls to Canada in labor exchange (4) Phalanx wins Belmont horse race (5) Indy 500 auto race (partial newsreel).
Downloads: 4,106 (1 review)
|Peace March. Thousands Oppose Vietnam War, 1967/04/18|
Antiwar demonstrators protest in Central Park, march to UN building, included students and hippies and priests and nuns, burn draft cards, shouted confrontations with anti-antiwar marchers, prowar signs, Martin Luther King leads procession; another march in downtown San Francisco down Market Street to stadium, sponsored by loose coalition of left-wing anti-war groups, "President Johnson meanwhile let it be known that the FBI is closely watching all anti-war activity."- violence in Rome in night ...
Downloads: 29,200 (1 review)
|X-15 Aloft. First Free Flight Of Manned Space Plane, 1959/06/11|
Edwards AFB B-52 takes X-15 aloft under its wing, is "cut loose over Mojave Desert" landed by Scott Crossfield (2) Connecticut - Groton CT launch of USS George Washington Polaris sub (partial newsreel)
Downloads: 5,113 (1 review)
|Victorious Generals Welcomed, 1945/06/11|
(1) "Los Angeles: An estimated 2,000,000 Southern Californians wildly cheer General George S. Patton, Jr., and Lt. General Jimmy Doolittle as they pass in triumphant parade. General Doolittle makes an impassioned speech in which he asks the 'home team to continue supplying the goods to the field team' to assure an early victory over Japan." scenes of Patton, Doolittle greeted by 2 million in parade (2) Air Blows Hit Japs On All Fronts - "Strategic bombing comes to the Orient...
Downloads: 5,513 (1 review)
|Ike's Challenge, 1955/07/21|
(1) Geneva summit conference - square table - Ike proposes Open Skies "a precedent-shattering proposal" to verify disarmament with aerial photographs (2) Morocco riots overrun Casablanca due to discontent with French rule (3) Russians visit Iowa farm, sundaes served in air-conditioned comfort (4) air show in Moscow, with new Bison bomber, helicopters (5) sports: Tour de France bike race; running of the bulls in Pamplona Spain (complete newsreel)
Downloads: 3,804 (1 review)
|Roosevelt Asked To Ban On Strikes|
Downloads: 1,685 (1 review)
|Gen. Adolph Takes Over, 1942/01/07|
"The cleverest anti-Nazi propaganda yet! You will howl with glee when you see and hear what our London newsreel friends have cooked up for Hitler and his goose-stepping armies. The 'Nasties' skip and sway in tune to the Lambeth Walk!" - humorous editing of German newsreels to make fun of Hitler and the Nazis. (partial newsreel)
Downloads: 42,489 (9 reviews)
Florida - Atlas ICBM launched at Cape Canaveral, tape recorder running, carried payload of research instruments 9000 miles to Indian Ocean, "longest surface-to-surface rocket ever achieved."
Downloads: 12,907 (3 reviews)
|Big News of 1941 - The Editors of Universal Newsreel present dramatic highlights of an epochal year, 1941/12/24|
(1) Help For Democracies - America's answer - ships, tanks, guns and planes for the brave actions fighting aggression. As the Arsenal of Democracy, the U.S. delivers the goods!" - scenes include FDR speaking to Congress (2) The 3rd Term - "Unprecedented third term for President Roosevelt! Franklin Delano Roosevelt takes office at gravest crisis in America's history." (3) Sabotage and Strikes - "Flames of destruction destroy vital American factories and supplies...
Downloads: 10,118 (3 reviews)
|First Pictures Atomic Blast!, 1946/07/08|
(1) "The dramatic film history of the atom bomb test at Bikini! Pictures of the actual bomb drop! Blasted ships and the terrible destructive force of the world's fourth atom bomb! Universal Newsreel, in cooperation with the Army and Navy, presents the motion picture drama, 'Operation Crossroads.' This film record of the historical event shows in dramatic detail the various phases of the epochal experiment, from takeoff to the awful blast that destroyed or damaged more than half the ships in Biki...
Downloads: 37,513 (4 reviews)
|Extra! Special! Roosevelt Inaugurated 1933/03/05|
Airplane takes off with film of FDR Inauguration, lands in New York City, views of the inaugural parade. "The First Sound Pictures Ever Shown of a Presidential Inauguration. The Brilliant Ceremonies marking The Induction of Franklin D. Roosevelt as the 32nd President of the United States. Striking close-up views of President-elect Roosevelt's arrival at the White House to take President Hoover to the Capitol for the Inaugural ceremony, and the historic ride of the celebrated pair down Pennsylvan...
Downloads: 8,820 (2 reviews)
|Showdown in Vietnam, 1965/02/08|
Pleiku in Vietnam, 8 died in recent attack, but 49 jets struck back, McNamara briefing with map shows response, speaks about retaliatory action approved by NSC; pictures of aircraft carrier and jets taking off; 2nd raid the next day by planes, Hawk missile battery, George McBundy arrives at Camp Holloway in Vietnam, visited hospital and Pleiku wounded, McBundy next day back at White House, speaks to press about the "sneak attack" due to nature of war in Vietnam and 'the contest against the commu...
Downloads: 16,460 (4 reviews)
|New Moon. Reds Launch First Space Satellite, 1957/10/07|
First report of Sputnik - animations of rocket used same animations as done for earlier report on the Vanguard story (partial newsreel)
Downloads: 14,107 (3 reviews)
|Vietnam. Big Enemy force Repulsed by G.I.'s, 1967/04/04|
Marine truck convoy ambushed in Vietnam war; troops attack huge Viet Cong base, foot soldiers advance, roundup prisoners including women; helicopters pick up prisoners.
Downloads: 9,497 (4 reviews)
|'Dead' A-Bomb Hits U.S. Town, 1958/03/13|
(1) B-47 a-bomb fell on house in SC, first such accident (2) Los Angeles - automatic control of machine tool production line, using punched tape, developed by Hughes Aircraft Company (partial newsreel).
Downloads: 33,440 (14 reviews)
|A Day in History. Telstar Brings World Closer, 1962/07/12|
Telstar satellite, 170 lbs, receives signal from Andover Maine, retransmit to Cornwall in Europe, launched on Delta rocket for ATT at cost of $50 million, pictures of ground station (either Maine or Cornwall), 1st TV pictures of dome at Andover transmitted (partial newsreel)
Downloads: 6,165 (4 reviews)
|Armed Forces display U.S. Might On Observance Day, 1956/05/21|
1) Armed Forces Day at AFB in Michigan features new Redstone missile; Scorpion attack plane fires rockets at old B-17 in Florida; crash landing of jet on USS Essex, pilot rescued by helicopter (2) "France Digs In for Total Algerian War" - 400,000 French troops pinned down by guerilla attacks - armed depots dot Algeria landscape (3) 4 survivng Dionne quints open flower shop in Ottawa (4) hospital workers carry small pagers (5) Preakness horse race won by Fabius, not Needles who had won Kentucky D...
Downloads: 3,739 (3 reviews)
News in Brief story on Berlin, showing pictures of US soldiers and tanks and British troops who convoy boy going to school, building Berlin Wall, young couple waves from window (partial newsreel)
Downloads: 6,246 (3 reviews)
|Al Smith Hails End of Dry Law, 1933/11/13|
"New York, NY: The Happy Warrior expresses his pleasure at the repeal of the Eighteenth Amendment as huge shipments of gin are made with the approval of the Federal Government for the first time in thirteen years." sound of Al Smith speaking. (partial newsreel).
Downloads: 5,384 (3 reviews)
|Extra!! Scoop! - First Actual Pictures - Assassination, 1934/10/17|
King Alexander and Louis Barthou, Shot Down in Streets of Marseilles by Revolutionists. Furious Spectators Batter Killer to Death As His Victims Die. Alexander Murdered - "Universal Newsreel brings you the First Actual motion pictures of the murder of King Alexander of Jugoslavia and French Foreign Minister Barthou" scenes of the King arriving on cruiser at Marseilles, ride through town, shots, mob beats the assassin, a Croatian.
Downloads: 25,036 (3 reviews)
|Japan Today, 1946/06/20|
"Japan: In the midst of black markets and inflationary prices, life for the average Japanese is grim and barren. Rebuilding homes and harvesting meagre crops keep some healthy and housed, but many have to tighten their belts." scenes of life in Japan, poverty, gardens planted, black market. (partial newsreel)
Downloads: 4,442 (2 reviews)
|Uneasy Peace. Algeria Tense Under Cease-Fire, 1962/03/22|
1) Algeria rebels have signed peace with France, but right wing army still fighting (2) Argentina election (3) Jackie Kennedy rides elephant in India (4) Russia trying to close access to West Berlin, U.S. army sends tanks on autobahn in Germany (5) fashions (6) skating world championships (complete newsreel)
Downloads: 1,747 (2 reviews)
|Chimp into space (no title), 1961/11/30|
Enos chimp prepared for space flight, rocket blastoff, capsule recovered, chimp examined in hospital (partial newsreel).
Downloads: 6,839 (2 reviews)
|Air Defenses, 1955/08/18|
(1) radar scanners, Chicago Nike base, ocean radar earling warning Texas tower 100 miles off east coast being constructed (2) more violence in South Korea, tear gas (3) 5000 Indians march against Portuguese at Goa, guards fire guns killing 22 (4) helicopter school in Italy for Alps rescues (5) dog given medal for saving life of his master (partial newsreel)
Downloads: 5,085 (2 reviews)
|British H-Bomb Fired As Debate On Atom Test Ban Rages, 1957/06/03|
(1) British test first H-bomb on Christmas Islands, on eve of disarmament talks (2) Algeria village victim of rebel terrorism, village of Beluza in Africa (3) new presidential helicopter lands at White House, poss to use for "evacuation in case of emergency" (4) Israel farmers (5) model plane fair in NY (partial newsreel)
Downloads: 5,024 (2 reviews)
|Anti-War Demonstrators Storm Pentagon, 1967/10/24|
(1) Mass protest against Vietnam war in Washington DC, on mall, across Potomac river to Pentagon, MPs with bayonets emerge from Pentagon, tear gas used, next day camp fires burn on the 2nd day of sitting-in (2) new turbo-jet transport plane by Germany (partial newsreel)
Downloads: 7,401 (2 reviews)
|New Missile May Replace Navy's Guns, 1956/04/05|
1) USS Boston, first guided missile cruiser (2) tornadoes cause damage in midwest, worst in 36 years (3) robot weather station tested at Naval Research Lab for use in Antarctic, data recorded on tape recorder (4) Olympic equestrian team prepare for Stockholm, horses loaded on plane for 15 hour flight (5) Grace Kelly press conference (6) Exercise Arctic Night at Thule AFB, parachutes land (7) circus opens at Madison Square Garden...
Downloads: 3,304 (1 review)
|Atom Sub. President Officiates At Laying Of Keel, 1952/06/16|
(1) Groton CT ceremony with Truman dedicating USS Nautilus sub, to be completed in 1-2 years (2) "Koje Mop-Up. Paratroopers Finally Subdue Riotous Reds" - rioting red prisoners in stockade in Korea (3) News In Brief - guided missile bomb released from B-29 - Guizon bomb (4) New York commuter strike, people turned to buses and cars, cause traffic jams (5) 44th annual Rose Festival in Portland OR, parade of floats (6) Sports - Tottenham Hotspurs and Manchester United soccer teams play in Yankee St...
Downloads: 2,647 (1 review)
|Blast Berlin By Daylight, 1944/03/20|
(1) "We accompany one of the 2,000 American plane formations that are bringing ruin and panic to Berlin. Miles of vapor-streaks are trailing after the huge Flying Fortresses, winging through the frigid sky. Crews are 'on oxygen.' Then Berlin is sighted and the bombs start cascading downward. The scene below is like a field of mushrooms. Flak comes up, and one of our motors goes dead. We head back to Blighty...
Downloads: 6,691 (1 review)
|Cosmonaut. Russian Orbits Globe17 Times, 1961/08/07|
Titov returns from orbit, newspaper headlines, stock footage of rocket liftoff, recording equipment picked up Titov's voice, animation of space craft orbiting earth (partial newsreel)
Downloads: 3,832 (1 review)
|Kennedy Tour. Calls For U.S. lead In Space, 1962/09/13|
(1) JFK begins space bases tour at Huntsville, meets von Braun, sees Mercury capsule, then to Cape Canaveral, then to Houston and stadium at Rice Univ for speech, then to Manned Spacecraft Center, sees Gemini capsule, then to McDonald plant in St. Louis where capsules built, sees gemini capsule (2) Fashion Parade - leather fashions
Downloads: 2,780 (1 review)
|U.S. War Dead Honored On Memorial Day, 1945/05/31|
(1) "As America shifts her armed might to finish off the last remaining Axis power, she pauses to honor her heroes who were slain in this and in previous wars. In Arlington National Cemetery, Colonel Lowry, representing President Truman, places a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. The National Cemetery in Brooklyn, N.Y. is visited by thousands who pay their respects to the fallen heroes who lie there...
Downloads: 4,613 (1 review)
|1944/02/17, Battle for Rome|
(1) Battle for Rome - "While action see-saws at the Italian Front, hordes of Germans are shown marching in one direction, to our rear. They are prisoners of the Yanks and of the French. Nor is their stubbornness diminished by the sight of numerous German dead." (2) Nazis Wreck Warehouse - "Nazi bombers set off a fire which consumes one of our warehouses in Italy. In a tight squeeze, a truck full of G.I...
Downloads: 3,456 (1 review)
|Allies Open Final Drive In Germany, 1945/03/15|
(1) "The Roer Offensive - The U..S. 1st Army and the U.S. 9th Army open their concerted attacks on the Roer River fortresses which guard the approach to the all important Cologne Plain. Intensive bombardments precede their fighting advances into Julich. Linnich, Neuss, Baal and Erklenz. Pontoon bridge approach to the various cities reveal them to be in ruins. Gen. Simpson, Commandant of the U.S. 9th Army, accompanies Gen...
Downloads: 4,894 (1 review)
|Damage Foreshadows A-Bomb Test , 1946/06/06|
(1) "Japan: Dramatic pictures of atom bomb damage in Hiroshima and Nagasaki foreshadow the coming Bikini Atoll experiment. Intense heat and light of blast scarred shadows of human beings on destroyed bridges!" scenes of visual evidence of atomic damage in Hiroshima (2) Italy Joins Democracies - "Italy: Following mass demonstrations and a democratic referendum, Italian voters cast their lot with the democracies and oust their king...
Downloads: 5,638 (1 review)
|Allies Drive Across Rhine To Victory, 1945/03/26|
(1) "The Capture of Cologne - Tank units of the onrushing U.S. 1st Army rumble into Cologne's suburbs, with all guns blazing at heavy pockets of Nazi resistance. Stalled street cars are hauled out of the way, and Yank foot soldiers fight their way into Cologne, block by block. Cologne lays in absolute ruin, after having been a 'saturation attack' target for allied bombers for three years. In sharp contrast, the Cathedral stands almost undamaged...
Downloads: 6,712 (1 review)
|Remarkable New Aid To Navigation, 1937/05/12|
"San Antonio, TX: navigators on sea or land, or in the air, now can tell their position in less than a minute, no matter what atmospheric conditions may prevail. The Hagner Position Finder does away with logarithms and the old, difficult process of navigation." (2) One-Man Band - "New York City: Elmer Trudgen, a Canadian farmboy, shows Gotham that the One-Man Band is not langer imagination. He has a contraption that enables him to play the piano, violin, guitar, harmonica, bass drum, snare drum,...
Downloads: 2,001 (1 review)